The initial day of “First Round” action in the NCAA Tournament lived up the hype, with a handful of enjoyable games filling the day-long slate. On Friday, the epic fun should continue, with another beefed-up schedule that features the 2017 tournament debuts of potential Final Four contenders in Baylor, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, North Carolina, Oregon and UCLA.
The end of the first day of action also means that day one of our Yahoo! Tournament Pick ‘Em Challenge is in the books and so far, we have a two-way tie at the top between Jonathan’s “Can't wait for Ethan Thompson (bracket)” and Randy Duncan’s “Randy Duncan's one Bracket”, who both selected 15 of the 16 games correctly. Congrats to those two for finding themselves atop the leader-board and best of luck to everyone else participating going forward!
On that note, it’s time to look forward to Friday’s schedule to figure out just when all the days’ critical match-ups are taking place (ahem, here’s looking at you...Iona!)
Let the madness continue!
Midwest - #7 Michigan v. #10 Oklahoma State (9:15 AM PT, CBS)
East - #3 Baylor v. #14 New Mexico State (9:40 AM PT, TruTV)
South - #8 Arkansas v. #9 Seton Hall (10:30 AM PT, TNT)
Midwest - #3 Oregon v. #14 Iona (11:00 AM PT, TBS)
Midwest - #2 Louisville v. #15 Jacksonville State (11:45 AM PT, CBS)
East - #6 SMU v. #11 USC (12:10 PM PT, TruTV)
South - #1 North Carolina v. #16 Texas Southern (1:00 PM PT, TNT)
Midwest - #6 Creighton v. #11 Rhode Island (1:30 PM PT, TBS)
Midwest - #1 Kansas v. #16 UC-Davis (3:50 PM PT, TNT)
South - #7 Dayton v. #10 Wichita State (4:10 PM PT, CBS)
East - #2 Duke v. #15 Troy (4:20 PM PT, TBS)
South - #6 Cincinnati v. #11 Kansas State (4:27 PM PT, TruTV)
Midwest - #8 Miami-FL v. #9 Michigan State (6:20 PM PT, TNT)
South - #2 Kentucky v. #15 Northern Kentucky (6:40 PM PT, CBS)
East - #7 South Carolina v. #10 Marquette (6:50 PM PT, TBS)
South - #3 UCLA v. #14 Kent State (6:57 PM PT, TruTV)